Survival Rates Improving in Kids' Kidney Transplant

March 10, 2014 1:01 PM

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Robust survival gains have been achieved in pediatric kidney transplant recipients over a 25-year period, researchers reported.

In nearly 18,000 U.S. pediatric kidney transplants done between 1987 and 2012, 10-year patient and graft survival rates were 90.5% and 60.2%, respectively, after transplantation in 2001 versus 77.6% and 46.8% after transplantation in 1987, according to Dorry L. Segev, MD, PhD, of Johns Hopkins Schoo...

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